Submitted by Natalie on Fri, 2012-08-03 17:40
Last week’s announcement of the 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist sent the publishing world into mass debate. Now the dust has settled, some of the authors have been reacting to their inclusion on the list.
Alison Moore’s The Lighthouse was published by Salt Publishing, an independent publisher based in Cromer, Norfolk, wrote an article for their website about her nomination. “It was a numbingly good moment,” she said.
In The Telegraph, Rachel Joyce explained how The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was dedicated to her dying father. Joyce also wrote how since the announcement, she has been “so overwhelmed, so delighted, so honoured and so surprised” and even “come out in a violent cold.”
Meanwhile, the Guardian have put together a slideshow of the longlisted titles with their covers and descriptions.
In event news, Howard Jacobson, winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question, will be in conversation with Melvyn Bragg at Wigton Market Hall on Saturday 1 September.